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shore along with governor chris christie. officers tell me that this bridge will likely not be open until friday at the very earliest. later today they will resume efforts to rescue anyone there on the jersey shore. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins has your weather channel forecast. bill, we know sandy is a much different storm than it was before. it's still moving. >> the damage is done. what was amazing yesterday is the winds and the weather from kentucky to tennessee all the way up to the great lakes was affected by this hurricane that made landfall in new jersey. unheard of storm. it was such a broad storm. you saw the devastation. the insurance numbers and the cost estimates to the economy is just going to be staggering for a category 1 hurricane. it appears that we'll easily make the top five list, possibly somewhere up here with hurricane andrew. these numbers are adjusted with inflation. will ma, ike were category 3 storm. andrew was a five. sandy, the only category 1. mostly because of where it made landfall right through the most populated areas of our country. now the st
jersey governor chris christie. after the two leaders surveyed the damage along the jersey shore, the president vowed he wouldn't tolerate red tape. >> i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team. you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes, whether it's the mayor's, the governors, the county officials, if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> during one of his stop, governor christie found more victims in utter despair. >> i just want everybody to get help. >> yeah. >> they don't deserve it. look at their house, our house, everything is gone. >> yeah. >> i've never in ten years had water in my house. >> that's horrible. in new york the desperate race to get america's biggest city back up and running continues. water is being pumped out of the subway system. officials in new york and connecticut say the subway rail system that millions depend on will start returning today though on a very limited basis. >>> and it is an amazing but eerie sight. much of the skyline of lower manhattan remains dark as the city enters the fourth day of a massive pow
the images we're looking at right there. this was wednesday, president obama and chris christie touring some of the devastated areas. yes, they came together for all the right reasons. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention. he's a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure that it cautioned a lot of angst backstage, and i'm sure that in the obama campaign the operatives were saying, yes, we've got chris christie at our side with these extraordinary images, but, again, both sides say we now know where the votes are. we know there are very few undecided. need to get them to polls and on time on tuesday. >> as they are working to get people to the polls, mitt romney is saying i'm the agent of change and president obama is saying you know me. you know what i'm standing for. how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think that the country is ready to have this election over, matt, and they have pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have ev
. today, he visits new jersey to visit one of the areas hardest hit and one of his harshest critics, chris christie. surprisingly, he called the president and government efforts outstanding. mitt romney back on the road in florida. he collected some items for storm victims and called it a show of american spirit. many are hoping to hear more about his opinion about the government's reaction to the storm response. he has avoided those questions so far. maryland had lost two days of the early voting schedule, so officials have decided to extend it one more day. the poles remain open until 9:00 tonight. originally, early voting was scheduled to end on thursday, but it has been extended until friday. for a list of early voting sites around the state, go to our website, wbaltv.com. coming up, two brothers know where to be found this afternoon after they were swept away by flood waters. but their mother says was happening at the time of the incident. and this seemed caught by a security camera in new york city. >> two boys are still nowhere to be found in new york city after being swept away by
. governor chris christie toured his battered state by air, described what happened as unthinkable. >> the devastation that's happened to new jersey is beyond what's happened to anyone else, at least from the reports i've seen so far. that should come as no shock since the storm made landfall here. >> reporter: it hit just south of atlantic city, leaving residents who defied the mandatory evacuation order stranded. dozens had to be stranded from shelters of last resort where the power failed. in northern new jersey, more search and rescue, after a tidal surge pushed a river over its banks. the water rose five feet in a matter of minutes. >> it's like a lake in our basement. and it filled up to our stairs. >> there was no phone lines, the electricity was out, all our phones were dead, basically, we couldn't call nobody. >> reporter: across the state, 2.4 million customers, 60% of the population have no power. the worst of it was probably right along the coast, in towns like point pleasant beach, where this morning some who chose to ride out the storm told of an unbelievable experien
superstorm sandy. he will join governor chris christie. mitt romney is in florida tonight, preparing to resume his campaign schedule tomorrow. he is scheduled to hold rallies in tampa, miami, and jacksonville. he had to cut short his campaign yesterday but is pushing for on the trail wednesday. romney converted an ohio rally today to relieve donation event. for other parts of the north, it is a different story. >> a look at the recovery efforts following this ferocious storm. >> of the orioles players are known for their prowess, but are they taught in their positions in the american league? the answer is coming up in sports. >> >> many people to the north are dealing with enormous problems. some are without power and underwater. >> the damage estimates are now in the billions of dollars. jay gray has the latest from new york city. >> daylight revealed a new jersey shore. rigell with debris and homes ripped from their foundations, the famed boardwalk splintered. this roller-coaster was tossed into the secret >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> entire co
this afternoon. he was tried by chris christie and quite a bit -- and craig fugate. afterwards, they visited a community shelter and spoke with several residents. the president promised residents that the federal government would not forget them, saying they are there for the long haul. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. it will not tolerate bureaucracy. i have instituted a 15 minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone call at the did 50 minutes. >> this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. it is been a great working relationship to make sure that we are doing the jobs people inducted us to do. >> this traffic jam is the result of demand for gasoline after the hurricane. motorists were backed up for miles. it waited -- the wait in some areas is an hour if not longer. if you are planning to run in the new york city marathon this weekend, the race is still a go despite widespread damage from sandy, including massive power outages and no subway. organizers are trying to assess how the storm might affect plans including transporting minors to the start line on staten isl
, on the ground, i think the images with him and governor chris christie, his praise of the president when he has been so critical, any incumbent benefits, both sides know it. is that what carries a person into election day? there is a real feeling that it benefits the president. >> all right, david gregory, we'll see you after "meet the press" and of course after the election coverage, gets under way 7 eastern on tuesday night. >>> still ahead on a friday night in the wake of this storm, would you believe predictions of another possible weather event that could bring insult to injury here in the northeast? >>> and later in the middle of the storm, one of the many stories of inspiration, a woman making a difference for her neighbors in need. ♪ [ birds chirping ] are you sure you can fit in there? [ chuckles ] ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] around view monitor with bird's-eye view. nice work. [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new nissan pathfinder. it's our most innovative pathfinder ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ nissan. innovation that excites. why they're always there to talk. i
for the shoreline of new jersey. willie? >> all right, thanks. we heard new jersey governor chris christie say yesterday the jersey shore of my youth is no more. al mentioned seaside heights. that's where nbc's lester holt is for us this morning. what are you seeing today? >> reporter: i'm in point pleasant beach not far away but seeing lots of what al is seeing, lots and lots of damage. this is some of what president obama will likely see on his tour here today. i'm standing at a restaurant in a beachside motel, and i'm standing in sand. it's got to be three or four feet, think about it. this is the breakfast counter right here. on a typical morning like this people would be in here enjoying a cup of coffee, breakfast, maybe watching you guys on tv and checking out the view. by the way, i stayed at this hotel last night, breakfast not included and certainly not power either, but the bed was comfortable. let me show you out here. the sand was swept in by the surge. it goes in block after block after block here. there are homes, vacation homes. there are year-rouyn residents that live here, con
industrial parks, take a moment and listen to what yesterday was like for governor chris christie in just one flooded new jersey town. >> i can't get anything done. >> reporter: one piece at a time, all right? >> thank you. >> it's all ruined down there. every house, ruined! >> reporter: this entire region is still in shock. when you start to think it's going to get better, you suddenly remember it's going to take a long time. and it's never going to be normal again. people and places are gone in a place that we trusted with a lot of our summertime memories. luckily we know some of them will be back. and on top of everything we've seen all day, this may be the saddest sight of all. that's because this is hoffman's. and every weekend all summer long, this is where you end up if you're from this part of the jersey shore. like everybody else, you've told yourself all day, even during dinner, you're going to be strong, tonight's the night you're not going to do it. but you end up here. this place is packed with families, saturday night, sunday night, all summer long. they go in, get a number, com
's governor chris christie -- new jersey's governor chris christie is warning folks before they go back home of the devastation they may see and many of the homes they are hoping to get to may not even be there. >>> once again, here's erica. >> if you want food or gasoline in the northeast, you should be prepared to wait in line. lines that are sometimes miles long. katie is live outside a gas station. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you are going to wait and wait and wait. we are on 44th street here in manhattan. the line yesterday reached all the way down to 14th street. you cannot even see all the cars that went down from here. 26 new york city blocks. this morning, it is much of the same. new jersey, you're seeing the same sort of lines that go on for miles. what does everybody want? they want gas. the lines are long and open gas stations are few and far between. new york and jersey sites are searching to find those open stations and when they do, they've got to act fast. >> they said this station was moving real fast, and we came over. >> reporter: and thanks to some political
not everything here is from here. at his news conference yesterday in new jersey, governor chris christie mentioned all of his favorite shore sights having grown up on the jersey shore as a kid. one of the ones he mentioned was the fun town pier, sea side height, six miles up the beach. this sign is a part of the fun town pier, a necessary stop for any jersey shore summer vacation for generations of us. the damage is dramatic, far from the beach. inland, there is street flooding, trees ripped from the ground. jack and sharon kathcart who have lived here for a long time, spent the day drying their clothes. >> i said i want to go, she said she wanted to stay, i said i have to stay if she does because she is my wife. >> reporter: but there were bright spots to see, like the one we saw as we passed by, bill mulens, who had a flag ceremony, and he feels lucky to be here. >> i always try to express it, what is it about the jersey shore? >> i don't think you can describe it, unless you live on the jersey shore, we're blessed to be on the ocean, a double edged sword, of course, but for all the go
shore, and governor chris christie, president obama is going to be joining him. once again they will be taking a tour of some of the most devastated areas of the jersey shoreline. matt, back to you. >> natalie, thanks very much. >> we'll check back in with her as she has that view from high above the jersey shore. another huge story going on in this country. hard to believe that the presidential election is just six days away now, and the storm has forced several states to take a closer look at their election day plans. nbc's chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. mitt romney actually resumes a full campaign schedule today in florida, but president obama will focus for one more day fully on sandy recovery efforts. he'll get that firsthand look of the jersey shore and the damage there later today. election day may be six days away, but the president appears to believe the best politics, stay off the campaign trail. today it's storm-ravaged new jersey. tuesday red cross headq
up and get out. schools and businesses are also on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring the evacuation order. tone from new york mayor michael bloomberg. >> you are not only putting yourself at risk, but the first responders who will have to assist you in an emergency. >> homeowners spent sunday boarding up and, laying sandbags, and gathering last minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene, and i don't know, this may be worse. >> the time to prepare is over, and now it is time to stay inside and hundred down. record predicting flooding and power outages that could last for up to two weeks. >> official from the better business bureau said that i.t. is a good idea to gather your important documents in case your home is damaged by the storm hit they recommend compiling an emergency document packet, including your social security card, your birth of the ticket, your passport, and contact information, will, as well as insurance cards, health records, pet information, and property and court documents. we will have another check of co
chris christie had stern words for anyone ignoring evacuation orders. >> if something looks like it is stupid to do, it is. >> a similar tone from mayor bloomberg. you not only put yourself at risk but the first responders. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide with wind and rain that could last 36 hours. homeowners in the path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last-minute emergency supplies. >> we lucked out with irene. i don't know. this may be worse. i don't know. >> the time to prepare is now over and it is time to stay inside. an emergency official here said this is the worst case scenario. they are predicting record flooding and power outages that could last up to two weeks. >> if you bought a portable generator to prepare for outages we have a few tips officialsment you to remember. keep the generator outdoors and away from open windows. install a battery powered carbon monoxide monitor. allow the generator to cool off before refueling. because it will be raining avoid flooding around it and never try to back-feed from a portable generator it a wall outlet
and businesses on hold today. new jersey gov. chris christie had strong words for anybody ignoring orders. >> if something looks stupid to do, it is stupid. >> a similar tone from mayor michael blumberg. >> you're not only putting yourself at risk, but also the first responder predict first responders will have to assist you in an emergency. >> sandy is over 700 miles wide. homeowners in its path spent sunday boarding up, laying sandbags and gathering last minute emergency supplies. "we lucked out with irene. >> people need to stay inside and hunker down. from new jersey. but as we continue our coverage, which avenue some -- we have some new information we will be working on. >> he will look at conditions closer to the bay. we will have the 10:00 a.m. press conference from gov. martin o'malley. we'll have the conference live here on the tv 11. as eva mentioned, we are getting the latest updates from ocean city officials. we will provide the latest updates from in and around the maryland region. what's another live look from a virginia beach, virginia. back with more in a moment. >> good m
jersey's governor, chris christie, echoing the warning. >> we should not underestimate the storm and should not assume predictions will be wrong. >> reporter: though mandatory evacuations are beginning to take effect, some say they are not going to leave. >> we have never left the house or evacuated in the past. we are staying. it's our home. it's our house. >> reporter: hopefully they live to not regret that decision. but let's take a look and show you what the path of the storm looks like. it continues as a category 1 storm over the next 24 hours, paralleling the coast and then some time monday night it makes a sharp left turn and makes its way onshore as a category 1 storm. and the problem is once it makes its way onshore it's not done yet. it is going to linger the next 72 hours. as it comes onshore storm surge will be a big issue from wilmington to norfolk about 3 to 6 feet above normal tide. as you get from ocean city, maryland, to montauk, long island, anywhere from 4 to 10 feet above their normal tide and, unfortunately, where this is heading it will be about an astronomi
president barack obama and new jersey republican governor chris christie could produce what could be the biggest public works project in a generation, to meet and entrust that national emergency. remember when president obama was elected, he said he'd put a lot of people to work in shovel-ready job. turned out there weren't that many jobs that were ready in. the wake of sandy, i don't think there are enough shovels ready for up and down the jersey and new york coast. these jobs will be created. this destruction, estimated between $30 billion and $50 billion. i think it's going to exceed that. maybe at least get to the high end. will finally move the employment need until this country. -- in this country. just as did did in the wake of hurricane andrew. now, when we look at industries that have been hardest hit since the great recession, the one that stands out the most is the construction business. construction business is about half of what it was six years ago. the culprit, banks that are afraid to lend, excess of homes, no need for new buildings and roads. the federal governmen
four hours surveying hurricane damage with new jersey's republican governor chris christie. with less than a week to go until the election, the two leaders were an unlikely combination. practically inseparable, comforting victims in shelters and on the storm-ravaged streets. later at a press conference, the president and governor, the gop's convention keynote speaker earlier this year went out of their way to praise each other's leadership. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. >> i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: for the president, the new jersey trip was also a chance to show his empathetic side as he comforted the owner of a marina destroyed by the storm. >> how long have you had the marina? >> since '96. >> nothing like this never happened? >> never. >> reporter: mitt romney spent his wednesday full-time on the trail in florida trying to balance campaigning and showing sensitivity for the storm victims. >> keep folks in your thoughts and pra
you very much. chris christie is the governor of that state of new jersey. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> you guys took a direct hit, and i know you'll probably not know the extent of the damage until daylight and you get to see the areas by ground and by air, but based on the reports you've been getting overnight, what's the state of your state? >> it's a major disaster, matt. we have over 2.4 million people without power across the state. we've had flooding in the raritan bay and newark area. the city of newark is 95% without power due to substation flooding. all that came from the tidal surge that came up from the storm through raritan bay and newark bay, the same thing you see affecting new york city, and we have a battered, battered new jersey shore that i hope to tour a little bit later on today, but i think the losses are going to be almost incalculable. >> yeah. i was watching reports all afternoon and evening, governor, from long branch and point pleasant beach and atlantic city, and do you have a lot of people that you think you're going to have to go
jersey governor chris christie is urging the evacuations of all the state's casinos and state barrier islands by this afternoon and he's closing state parks. billboards were also taken down in advance of the expected high winds. >> at this point in time, it will likely make landfall late monday evening bringing accumulated rain, high winds and significant beach erosion. >> evacuations are also underway in new york. authorities are calling for the first mandatory evacuations in that state. residents on fire island have to leave by 2:00 this afternoon. fire island is located off the south shore of long island. there are just a few hundred people living there right now and they're packing up and getting off the island. >> this is a dangerous storm and i think we're going to be ok but if it were to strengthen unexpectedly or change its path, it could do a lot of damage and you could be at risk. >> new york city officials are considering whether to shut down any public transportation as it did during irene. airlines are predicting cancellations and waiving change fees for passengers who wa
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